Rhymes of a Raver

Rhymes of a Raver

Author: Richard David Comstock

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:9077114

Category: Mentally ill, Writings of the

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Categories: Mentally ill, Writings of the

Rhymes of a Raver

Rhymes of a Raver

In this little book, written while recovering from the ravages of alcohol abuse, Richard David Comstock uses rhymes to give the reader a brief look at his life of many adventures and escapades, with an unexpected poignancy.

Author: Richard David Comstock

Publisher:

ISBN: 1974616517

Category: Psychiatric hospitals

Page: 272

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Rancher, cowboy, gold and diamond miner, forest fire fighter, horticulturist, friend to Western novelist Zane Grey and famed botanist Luther Burbank, but in his own words, dreamer. In this little book, written while recovering from the ravages of alcohol abuse, Richard David Comstock uses rhymes to give the reader a brief look at his life of many adventures and escapades, with an unexpected poignancy. In Rhymes of A Raver, we discover not A Raver, but rather a brave and sensitive soul who survived numerous challenges and adversities, both in America and abroad, including a potentially deadly forest fire in Oregon, while serving alongside revered US Forest Service Ranger, Douglas C. Ingram. In a rhyme about an experience in his youth, Mr. Comstock relates a story of how his cherished Osage companion, Sleeping Fawn, saved his life during a longhorn cattle stampede on his Montana family ranch, but by 1929, the "useless, squandered years of poison booze" landed him, in his own words, "in the gutter." He was lifted out of that gutter, about a year later, thanks to the professional and compassionate treatment, provided by the staff of the New Jersey State Hospital at Greystone Park.By July 1930, Mr. Comstock once again, took his place in the world and created the horticulture services business, United Landscape Engineers and Foresters, in Flushing, New York. The catalyst to his recovery was a newly discovered passion for writing, when appointed, "Patient Editor" of The Psychogram, in the Print Shop of Greystone's old Industrial Building. He decided to publish his Rhymes because he believed, "The world should know of the indescribable good wrought here at Greystone." Sherri and Stephen Phillips, editors of King Alfred's Middle Earth- Books Most Necessary to Know, present this reprint, after confirming the book is currently in the public domain. The magnificent 19th century Kirkbride buildings of Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital may have been demolished in 2015, and the names of those who served in the old hospital long forgotten, but thanks to A Raver, this literary gem still stands to honor, "this refuge mercy-marked that's known to you as Greystone Park," the Castle of Salvaged Souls.
Categories: Psychiatric hospitals

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

The final entry in Rhymes of a Raver is a piece titled “And Last.” It speaks of leaving Greystone and returning to life after having been bettered by the ...

Author: Rusty Tagliareni and Christina Mathews

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467116497

Category: History

Page: 128

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The Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital was more than a building; it embodied an entire era of uniquely American history, from the unparalleled humanitarian efforts of Dorothea Dix to the revolutionary architectural concepts of Thomas Story Kirkbride. After well over a century of service, Greystone was left abandoned in 2008. From the time it closed until its demolition in 2015, Greystone became the focal point of a passionate preservation effort that drew national attention and served to spark the public's interest in historical asylum preservation. Many of the images contained in this book were rescued from the basement of Greystone in 2002 and have never been seen by the public. They appear courtesy of the Morris Plains Museum and its staff, who spent many hours digitally archiving the photographs so that future generations may better know Greystone's history.
Categories: History

Catalog of Copyright Entries New Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  New Series

Rhymes of a raver , by Richard David Comstock . Greystone Park , N. J. , The print shop of New Jersey state hospital ( * 1930 , 6 p . 1. , 163 p . 22cm .

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063357292

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

A Mind Apart

A Mind Apart

390 Credits Richard David Comstock, “Always Like This” from Rhymes of a Raver. Courtesy of John Hay Library, Brown University. Hart Crane, “The Idiot,” from ...

Author: Mark S. Bauer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195336405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Morris Plains

Morris Plains

Another surviving literary effort by a Greystone patient is a book of poetry called Rhymes of a Raver . THE DOCTOR'S WIFE . Dr. Britton Evans was the doctor.

Author: Virginia Dyer Vogt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738504823

Category: History

Page: 128

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Morris Plains is where Teddy Roosevelt, Gustave Stickley, Thomas Edison, Buffalo Bill, Lillian Russell, and the Flora Dora girls came to dine. It is home to the first mighty Arabian horses ever to be spirited out of the Arabian desert, and where the wealthy and powerful built luxurious mansions and caught the "Millionaire's Special" to New York. Watnong Plains is the early name for the flat land on either side of West Hanover Avenue, including part of what later became Morris Township. Morris Plains is the story of that place: the early forges and mills on the Watnong Brook, the small settlement at Five Corners, the expansion north and west with the coming of the railroad, and the building of the New Jersey Asylum for the Insane. You will discover where the first settler built a sawmill in 1685 and how to find the 1866 schoolhouse, now thriving as an apartment building. The 250-year-old building that once housed Morris Plains's first general store is still here--you probably pass it dozens of times a year, if not daily. And if you have never discovered the ancient Stone Steps, here is your chance to verify their existence.
Categories: History

Simple Scotish Rhymes

Simple Scotish Rhymes

Now to conclude if ye this Haver Wad wi ' a rhyming answer favour , 1 , tho ' a mongrel - stanza raver , Wad ne'er forget it , But owre my dearest boons for ...

Author: William Finlayson

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590369597

Category:

Page: 168

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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Bodmin Dark, Dirty Cockney Rhyming Slang, 2003 cheesy quaver raver noun a member of a social grouping within the hardcore rave culture, characterised by a ...

Author: Tom Dalzell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317372523

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 2507

View: 440

Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language. In addition to this hard back two volume set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will also be the first slang dictionary available on-line, giving readers unprecedented access to the rich world of slang. For details, including hardback plus on-line bundle offers, please visit www.partridgeslangonline.com
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Raver Girl

Raver Girl

A Tribe Called Quest's playful rhymes drifted around, soothing me with their familiarity. The K-hole already felt like it had lasted for hours.

Author: Samantha Durbin

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781647423087

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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Weed inspires her. Acid shows her another dimension. Ecstasy releases her. Nitrous fills her with bliss. Cocaine makes her fabulous. Mushrooms make everything magical. Special K numbs her. Crystal meth makes her mean. Sixteen-year-old Samantha, raver extraordinaire, puts the “high” in high school. A ’90s time capsule buried inside a coming-of-age memoir set against the neon backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area's rave scene, Raver Girl chronicles Samantha’s double life as she teeters between hedonism and sobriety, chaos and calm, all while sneaking under the radar of her entrepreneur father—a man who happened to drop acid with LSD impresario Owsley Stanley in the ’60s. Samantha keeps a list of every rave she goes to—a total of 104 over four years. During that time, what started as trippy fun morphs into a self-destructive roller coaster ride. Samantha opens the doors of her mind, but she's left with traumas her acid-fried brain won't let her escape; and when meth becomes her drug of choice, things get progressively darker. Through euphoric highs and dangerous lows, Samantha discovers she’s someone who lives life to the fullest and learns best through alternative experience rather than mainstream ideals. She’s a creative whose mind is limitless, whose quirks are charms, whose passion is inspirational. She’s an independent woman whose inner strength is rooted in unwavering family ties. And if she can survive high school, she just might be okay.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Phat Beats Dope Rhymes

Phat Beats  Dope Rhymes

Frequently appears in rhymes . Selling out is the opposite of " being ... raver ” is someone who attends such parties . See Redhead 1990 and Thornton 1996 ...

Author: Ian Maxwell

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819566381

Category: Music

Page: 294

View: 837

How Aussies came to belong to the hip-hop nation.
Categories: Music

Translating Moli re for the English speaking Stage

Translating Moli  re for the English speaking Stage

Taking advantage of the fact that rhymes are inherently incongruous, ... 'cadaver/raver' (instead of 'rather'), and 'tooth/illness-prooth' ...

Author: Cédric Ploix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000076578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 354

This book critically analyzes the body of English language translations Moliere’s work for the stage, demonstrating the importance of rhyme and verse forms, the creative work of the translator, and the changing relationship with source texts in these translations and their reception. The volume questions prevailing notions about Moliere’s legacy on the stage and the prevalence of comedy in his works, pointing to the high volume of English language translations for the stage of his work that have emerged since the 1950s. Adopting a computer-aided method of analysis, Ploix illustrates the role prosody plays in verse translation for the stage more broadly, highlighting the implementation of self-consciously comic rhyme and conspicuous verse forms in translations of Moliere’s work by way of example. The book also addresses the question of the interplay between translation and source text in these works and the influence of the stage in overcoming formal infelicities in verse systems that may arise from the process of translation. In so doing, Ploix considers translations as texts in and of themselves in these works and the translator as a more visible, creative agent in shaping the voice of these texts independent of the source material, paving the way for similar methods of analysis to be applied to other canonical playwrights’ work. The book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in translation studies, adaptation studies, and theatre studies
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sammy Cahn s Rhyming Dictionary

Sammy Cahn s Rhyming Dictionary

... skater pater traitor waiter aver ( āv'ər ) 2 favor flavor raver craver waver ( waiver ) slaver braver saver ( savor ) paver graver shaver quaver aitless ...

Author: Sammy Cahn

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1575606224

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 498

(Book). Sammy Cahn is, without a doubt, one of the best songwriters ever to have lived. Now you can get a glimpse into his thought processes and years of experience with this dictionary! Cahn felt strongly that it didn't matter what a lyric looked like on paper; what mattered was how it sounded when it was sung. As a result, this book was put together with the songwriter's needs in mind. It contains 50,000 words that are arranged phonetically, according to vowel sounds, rather than alphabetically. This invaluable reference tool also includes a 32-page introduction by Cahn, in which he relates stories from his work with notable composers and partners Jule Styne and Jimmy Van Heusen. For any lyricist with a song in their heart but a block in their brain, there is no better muse than The Sammy Cahn Rhyming Dictionary . "Sammy's words fit my mouth the best of all the writers." Frank Sinatra "Sammy Cahn's music literally traces the development of American popular song from the 1920s until nearly the end of the 20th century." Chuck Kaye, President, DreamWorks Music Publishing Lyricist Sammy Cahn 's prolific career began with the composition of his first hit song at age 16, and went on to span more than five decades. An Oscar and Emmy winner, Tony nominee and inductee in the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, Cahn put words into the mouths of some of America's most celebrated singers.
Categories: Music

Schirmer s Complete Rhyming Dictionary

Schirmer s Complete Rhyming Dictionary

Long AV-UR braver craver depraver engraver enslaver lifesaver misbehaver paver photoengraver raver saver savour shaver slaver waiver AV-UR cadaver palaver ...

Author: Paul Zollo

Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9780857121387

Category: Music

Page: 880

View: 102

An invaluable creative tool for all songwriters, poets, and teachers! Schirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary is the ultimate rhyming dictionary with more than 96,000 one-, two-, and three- syllable rhymes! In addition to providing numerous rhyming options, the book also contains helpful sections on the role of rhymes in songwriting such as: What is a rhyme? Must a song rhyme? Difference between writing lyrics and writing poetry Usage of rhymes Spontaneous creation True rhymes versus false rhymes Rhyme schemes Inner or internal rhymes
Categories: Music

Slangs Dictionary of Unconventional English

Slangs Dictionary of Unconventional English

Contemporary rhyming slang, from a branded cheese-flavoured snack UK, 2002 cheesy quaver raver noun a member of a social grouping within the hardcore rave ...

Author: Salim Khan Anmol

Publisher: Sakha Global Books (Sakha Books)

ISBN:

Category: Bibles

Page: 735

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Slangs Dictionary of Unconventional English -is a recently launched book of Sakha Global Books publication to hold good command over English language. This is an excellent resource for all students who wish to learn, write and speak English language from zero level. Perfect for self-study, the series follows a guided-learning approach that gives students access to a full answer key with model answers. This book has been divided into sections and each section has been further divided into lessons. have been given, wherever necessary. Also, exercises are given at the end of every lesson for practice and solutions at the end of the book. This book has been designed to help you learn English in an easy and proper way. This is a clearly structured introductory English learning book intended to offer readers an advanced fluency in both spoken and written English. English pronunciations are given in easy way helping the readers to understand the complexities of English pronunciation. If one of those sounds familiar to you, perhaps you have found the right book. This book is essential for you to break through and not only improving your spoken skills but developing them so well regardless of your age. Armed with the proven tips, tricks, and techniques in this book, you’ll discover that you’ll be soaring to an entirely new and exciting level of learning within days. On top of that, these guidelines can be used nearly effortlessly. Proven Technique That Works You’ll discover what “Immersion” is and how it can painlessly take you to a supreme status in your studies. You’ll also learn about a related method of learning to pronounce English fearlessly. It’s called the “Shadowing.” Once you try it you’ll realize why so many people praise its effectiveness. Salient Features of the Book: • Self-Sufficient, Self-Study Book. • Detailed Explanation of English Grammar Topics. • Easy tools for Written and Spoken English. • Complete Guide to Error-free usage of English in day-to-day life. • Easy to Grasp Language for better understanding. English is not an easy language to learn. But if you are using proper methods to learn and speak, you’ll find that your next level of learning is just a click away. Learn and adopt these techniques, tips, and many more secrets revealed in this book, and your English fluency will be on a whole different level in 60 days ! Remember: Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. Download Now and Start Speaking Fluent English! - Sakha Global Books
Categories: Bibles

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Contemporary rhyming slang,from a branded cheeseflavoured snackUK,2002 cheesy quaver raver noun a member of a social grouping within the hardcorerave ...

Author: Terry Victor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134615339

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 760

View: 358

Reviews of the two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, 2005: The king is dead. Long live the king! The old Partridge is not really dead; it remains the best record of British slang antedating 1945 Now, however, the preferred source for information about English slang of the past 60 years is the New Partridge. James Rettig, Booklist, American Library Association Most slang dictionaries are no better than momgrams or a rub of the brush, put together by shmegegges looking to make some moola. The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, on the other hand, is the wee babes. Ian Sansom, The Guardian The Concise New Partridge presents, for the first time, all the slang terms from the New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. With over 60,000 entries from around the English-speaking world, the Concise gives you the language of beats, hipsters, Teddy Boys, mods and rockers, hippies, pimps, druggies, whores, punks, skinheads, ravers, surfers, Valley girls, dudes, pill-popping truck drivers, hackers, rappers and more. The Concise New Partridge is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning its rude, its delightful, and its a prize for anyone with a love of language.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Criminal Alphabet

The Criminal Alphabet

Before 1998 it was sometimes shortened to 'raver', but after the 'acid summer' ... however, when rhyming slang took up the slack and ravers became known as ...

Author: Noel 'Razor' Smith

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141946832

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 222

'I have spent almost 33 of the last 53 years in and out of prison, but mainly in. I was a juvenile offender back in the mid 1970s and went on to become an adult prisoner in the 1980s and beyond. My shortest prison sentence was 7 days (for criminal damage) and my longest sentence was life (for bank robbery and possession of firearms). I have 58 criminal convictions for everything from attempted theft to armed robbery and prison escape, and I was a career criminal for most of my life. What I do not know about criminal and prison slang could be written on the back of a postage stamp and still leave room for The Lord's Prayer ...' From ex-professional bank robber and bestselling author Noel Smith, this is the most authoritative dictionary of criminal slang out there - and an unmissable journey, through words, into the heart of the criminal world.
Categories: Reference

Catalog of Copyright Entries Part 1 A Group 1 Books New Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Part 1   A  Group 1  Books  New Series

Rhymes of a raver , by Richard David Comstock . Greystone Park , N. J. , The print shop of New Jersey state hospital ( 1930 ) 6 p . 1. , 163 p . 22cm . May 6 , 1930 ; 2c . May 12 ; aff . May 9 ; A 22807 ; R. D. Comstock , Greystone Park ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2989733

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Merriam Webster s Rhyming Dictionary

Merriam Webster s Rhyming Dictionary

ā - vər \ caver , claver , favor , flavor , graver , haver , laver , quaver , raver , saver , savor , shaver , slaver , waiver , waver disfavor , enslaver ...

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 0877796327

Category: Reference

Page: 340

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"New! An easy-to-use, alphabetical guide for creating rhymes. Features 55,000 headwords with pronunciations at every entry. Lists arranged alphabetically and by number of syllables, with thousands of cross-references to guide readers to correct entries."
Categories: Reference